Blog Posts - Career Advancement



Poll: What’s Holding Your Career Back?

At some point in your professional life, you may feel like you’re stuck in a rut, held back by something that keeps you from advancing or moving on to a new role. While many people experience this, these career path obstacles are different for ever...
by Movin' On Up on Aug 31, 2016

4 Degrees That Will Get You Noticed

At the close of 2015, Forbes released a list of academic degrees that revealed which college majors will get you noticed by employers based on a study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). We’ve taken the top four degrees fr...
by Movin' On Up on Jul 15, 2016

Win the Battle Against Stress at the Workplace

The survey of conducted by Anxiety Disorders Association of America in 2006 showed that as much as 76% of employees reports that work causes them to have daily stress and anxieties that influence their lives at least moderately. This means that stres...
by Doable Finance on Jun 15, 2016

Why Volunteering Is Good for Your Health and Your Career

Helping sort canned goods at a local food pantry or building a wheelchair ramp for a house can leave you with a sense of accomplishment, but volunteering actually has many other long-term benefits, including better overall health and improved teamwor...
by Movin' On Up on Jun 8, 2016

3 Reasons Why I Closed My LinkedIn Account

Image sourceI closed LinkedIn in September 2014 wary of what would happen when I deleted over 2,000 contacts and 3 dozen recommendations. Now nine months later, I have no regrets and feel less stressed thanks to backing away from social media. There...
by TEFL Tips on Apr 30, 2016

Give Your Career a Makeover

There may be times in your professional life that you become frustrated and feel like you aren’t quite getting where you’d like to be. If you ever reach that point, it may be time to give your career a makeover. From defining your personal vision...
by Movin' On Up on Apr 5, 2016

Learn More About the Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

The Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast is an event from Express Employment Professionals that features outstanding speakers who are ready to share their expertise on reaching the next level, being inspired, and becoming a great leader. The event is ba...
by Movin' On Up on Mar 23, 2016

3 Must Master Communication Skills

True or false? Communication for your job ends when the clock strikes 5 p.m. and you sprint out the door to head home. False. Even though you may have set great boundaries for your work/life balance, the innovation of technology has made us virtually...
by Movin' On Up on Mar 2, 2016

Is Not Getting Renewed the Same as Getting Fired?

Image sourceThe short answer is no. There are many reasons teachers don't get renewed ,such as . . . They want to clean house to avoid paying more into the pension.They can re-hire teachers and pay them less.They decide to have retroactive requiremen...
by TEFL Tips on Feb 29, 2016

Retroactive Job Requirements

Image sourceAbout a year ago I wrote about whether Korea was still a good place to teach in. There is an oversupply of teachers and it is definitely an employers' market. Many universities are taking advantage of this and some have decided to initiat...
by TEFL Tips on Jan 31, 2016

When Your Co-worker Becomes Your Boss

Consider this – one day, you and your co-worker are sitting side by side, working on projects and getting along as peers. The next day, that co-worker gets promoted and is now your boss. How do you switch gears from being peers with someone to work...
by Movin' On Up on Nov 9, 2015

Life After ESL: Foreign Teachers Returning Home

Jackie Bolen has written a few guest posts for me including how to choose an ESL job wisely, how to advance your TEFL career, and why I love teaching at a Korean university. She's been teaching in Korea for 10 years and has decided to make the move b...
by TEFL Tips on Oct 25, 2015

Work-Life Balance – Is It Possible?

There’s an art to balancing work life with personal life, and it’s not easy for everyone. In fact, a recent study from Good Technology revealed that finding balance for workers has either become less of a priority or more of a struggle. The study...
by Movin' On Up on Oct 21, 2015

7 Tips for Finishing an Online Course

Image sourceWhether you're doing a diploma, a masters, a doctorate, or a MOOC, here are some tips to help you finish what you start. This is based on the #ELTchat Summary of 24th September 2014. Image sourcePay for it: Whether it's true or not, peopl...
by TEFL Tips on Oct 19, 2015

Poll Results: How Did You Get Your Job?

I asked people how they got their job. Here are the results:From rmsbunderblog.wordpress.comFriends/Networking: 14.29% with 2 votes.Online: on the school's website: 35.71% with 5 votes.Online: from a job website: 42.86% with 6 votes.Print: such as a...
by TEFL Tips on Oct 4, 2015

How to Apply for Jobs When Your Current Boss Doesn't Like You

From V ProductionsGetting reference letters can be stressful and it can be even more difficult if your current boss doesn't like you. There are a few things that you can do in this situation.Write your own reference letter. It's really a lot more com...
by TEFL Tips on Sep 24, 2015

Is Getting a Masters in TEFL Worth It?

From New RepublicMany people ask me if I think getting a Masters in TEFL or Applied Linguistics is worth it.For me it has been. I have two masters, one in TEFL and one in Educational Administration. Without these I wouldn't have the job I have now. H...
by TEFL Tips on Sep 4, 2015

What’s Best for Your Career Path: College or Vo-Tech?

It’s time to break a taboo: college isn’t for everyone. For many, there’s a better—but much less advertised—option: Career Technical Education (CTE). Let’s be more specific. A four-year stay at a traditional university won’t be the best...
by Movin' On Up on Aug 14, 2015

Peak Performer’s Life: FOCUS … Your Personal Guide to Success

If you’ve ever been on an airplane, you know how quickly big things appear small. Cars look like ants, acres of land become colorful squares, and skyscrapers become miniscule. It’s amazing what a little perspective can do. Being able to see from...
by Movin' On Up on Aug 12, 2015

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Back to School

If you are considering going back to school—whether to earn a degree or learn a new skill—you need to have a plan and determine if this is the right path for you. Hundreds of adults and other non-traditional students go back to technical school,...
by Movin' On Up on Aug 10, 2015


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